This new iteration of the CR-V will be the fifth generation of the car that is sold globally. According to reports, the vehicle will be larger in dimensions making it easy for the manufacturer to add the third row of seats for the seven-seat configuration. The CR-V will feel more upmarket in comparison to the current model on sale. Its interior will be in line with the cabin of the HR-V and will carry over the dashboard layout and the touch-screen infotainment system.
The new CR-V is also expected to borrow the powertrain from the HR-V. Honda might power the car with the HR-V's 1.5-litre petrol mill churning out 128bhp of power and the oil-burner with the 1.6-litre diesel mill producing 118bhp of power.
The fifth generation of the Honda CR-V is expected to make its market debut globally in 2017. Honda plans to position the car as an even more premium product with new features and superior feel. Coming to the Indian market, the absence of the diesel CR-V has resulted in a less demand for this competent product. So let's hope that the new product tastes a fair bit success in the Indian market, when it will grow up to be a full blown seven-seater diesel SUV.